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St. Michael's College Professor Susan Ouellette leads a discussion about the subject matter behind the book "Bread and Roses, Too" by American novelist Katherine Paterson. Susan M. Ouellette is Professor of History and American Studies at Saint Michael’s College and the author of US Textile Production in Historical Perspective: A Case Study from Massachusetts.The talk is in association with the Vermont Humanities Council's 'Vermont Reads' statewide community initiative. 
Topics: First Wednesdays, labor, women's history
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The sense of place derived from living on or near working landscapes, skiing on local hills, swimming in nearby lakes and rivers have long been part of the dominant narrative told in and about Vermont. The state's Department of Tourism has worked for years to attract more visitors by making Vermont not just a destination but rather an idea, a feeling, a story. Such a story often embodies the desires most sought after by people from elsewhere: bucolic landscapes dotted with red barns and covered...
Topics: RETN, RETNVT, family, farm labor, immigrants, place
The iconic Vermont landscape of red barns, white churches, and rolling hills and fields is one we love and think we know. Yet Latino farmworkers' year-round presence and labor have remained invisible in this same countryside, even as they help to maintain the rural character and agricultural economy of the state. Since the late 1990s, Mexican farmworkers have come to labor as racialized others in Vermont. To make their lives and work here more visible, Susannah McCandless has engaged in...
Topics: Vermont, Vermont agriculture, migrant labor, Vermont dairy industry, farmworkers
Dartmouth professor Annelise Orleck reflects on the 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village, which killed 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, and spurred major legal changes.
Topics: Vermont, Burlington, Regional Educational Television Network, RETN, Educational Access TV,...
Beginning in the late 1820s Working Men's Associations emerged in Vermont  as part of a larger national reform movement advocating changes to politics, law, and the market. Supported by newspapers, journals, lending libraries, and institutes this working men's culture (re)constructed an American masculinity. While many historians have studied this reform movement as precursors of modern labor unions, this research focuses on the ways in which Mechanics' Associations articulate and advance a...
Topics: RETN, RETNVT, labor, masculinity, status of laborers, unions, Working Men's Associations